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City conference to hear about how NOT to do public policy

NUI Galway’s Whitaker Institute will today (Thursday) host a conference on ‘How (Not) To Do Public Policy’, and launch a report which examines the failure of water charges and the success of the Local Property Tax in Ireland.

Rents in Mayo continue to increase, up 30% on lowest level

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Rents in Mayo are now up 30% from their lowest point at an average of €672 per month, according to the latest Daft.ie quarterly Rental Report. On average, rents in the county are up 8.1% in the second quarter of this year compared 2017.

Report reveals growing demand for wine and spirits

Ireland’s consumers have a growing taste for wine and spirits, according to a new report published today by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI).

O’Donnellan & Joyce and Grant Thornton pack the Harbour Hotel for Property for the Future conference

O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers and Grant Thornton recently held a public conference in Harbour Hotel for anyone interested in investment properties and self-administered pensions. The John B Keane room was packed to capacity with 152 attendees.

Property for the future — investment properties and self-administered pension conference

O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers and Grant Thornton will host a public conference on March 15 at 6.30pm in the John B Keane room in the Harbour Hotel to discuss the current rental market and self-administered pensions.

Let 2018 be your year — training opportunities for the unemployed

The problem with being out of work for a significant period of time is that it hacks away at your self-confidence. The longer we leave taking that step forward, the more difficult it becomes, and we lose our sense of self. At other times it is just not possible. Eldercare, childcare, family commitments, and illness can get in the way or become a noble priority. Janet Yellen, the popular American economist, believed that long-term unemployment can make any worker progressively less employable, even after the economy strengthens. Explaining gaps on a CV is always a discussion point in career coaching. If the time has come when you can concentrate on yourself, there is one facility in Galway among others that can offer a stepping stone.

Westmeath house prices rise 13 per cent in 2017

The average price of a house in Westmeath in the final quarter of 2017 rose to €183,000 - 13 per cent higher than a year previously - according to a report published recently by property website Daft.ie.

Rents rise steadily in Westmeath

Rents in Westmeath were on average 11.8 per cent higher in the third quarter of 2017 than a year previously, according to the latest quarterly Rental Price Report by Daft.ie.

New car sales fall, while used car sales

New car sales in for the first nine months of 2017 declined by more than 10 per cent compared to last year, according to figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

Echoes of Red October in Galway 2017

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As we approach the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia, Insider has been thinking about the impact this event continues to have on politics and society today. It is especially relevant in the context of today’s polarisation of politics, so perhaps it’s a fitting date on which to paraphrase Karl Marx: “A spectre is haunting the world: the spectre of October."

 

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